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1. Lincoln Culinary Institute (LCI), Hartford
Courses / Programs
Lincoln Culinary Institute (LCI), based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a Culinary Arts School that offers a career training Culinary Arts Diploma Program designed to lead students to a successful career in the hospitality sector. Receive hands-on culinary training in French, Asian, Mediterranean, Latin and American cooking, along with professional baking and pastry techniques.

Turn cooking into a career as you receive the foundation for culinary training from caring and highly qualified chefs. Their engaging personalities put the spotlight on students, helping them to succeed and master a variety of culinary techniques.

The Lincoln Culinary Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). The American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFF) accredits the Advanced Culinary Arts Program (ACAP).
Culinary Arts Diploma Program:

Courses / Features include:
- Introduction to Culinary Arts
- Culinary Foundations
- Advanced Skills–Seafood & Poultry
- Advanced Skills–Meats
- Baking and Pastry Techniques
- The Art of Garde Manger
- Global Cuisine and Culture
- Food and Beverage Management
- Foodservice Operations...
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London Art Portfolio, UK
Courses / Programs
London Art Portfolio provides successful Art and Design portfolio preparation courses in Central London in all areas of fine art and design to students from New York, the U.S. & around the world - at all levels. We help to prepare you for University applications, professional interviews, or your personal development!

Prepare for entry to a Masters Degree, Bachelor Degree, Foundation Diploma or Pre-Degree level course in Art and Design.

We ensure successful placements at all levels, including onto University of the Arts London, UCA & many other renowned art colleges & universities in the UK, USA & other locations around the world.

London Art Portfolio is run by Julia Dennis, a practicing artist with many years of experience in preparing art and design portfolios for degree applications, organising exhibitions and preparing students for interviews.

Julia has great success in placing British and international students onto the right course, at the right level, at any stage in your career.

With class size limited to 12 students, we offer a very personal, tailored service throughout the year.

"Central Saint Martins has offered me a place on Foundation Pathway: Graphic Design. I'm so happy! Thank you so much for your guidance and all heart that you put in to help me out."
- Aleksandra, Poland

"At the end of the course, I had an interview at the London College of Fashion and was accepted! It was a great victory & I owe a lot to London Art Portfolio! Thank you very much!"
- Paola, Italy
Art & Design Portfolio Courses / Career Change / Private Tutoring in:

- Fine Art
- Fashion Design
- Textiles
- Graphic Design
- Photography
- 3D Design / Architecture

Year-round & Summer Courses:
- Portfolio Preparation Courses: Study for 24, 18, 12, 6, or 4 weeks
- Digital Portfolio Preparation
- 1 week Enrichment Course in Drawing or Model Making
- One-to-one Tutoring (Adults & Teenagers)
- Art & Design Evening Classes
- 4-week Art & Design Summer Courses (Adults & Teens)
- Private Online Tutoring (Adults & Teens)
- Corporate Workshops
- Personal Development
Updated: 2016-06-28
Updated: 2016-06-28
LiloVeve Jewelry School, New York
Courses / Programs
Located in the heart of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NYC, LiloVeve Jewelry School offers fun, informative classes and workshops in the art of handcrafting jewelry. Classes include full 6-week programs, or short 2-day workshops.

Founded by a jewelry artist, the school is a professional environment for the exploration of jewelry fabrication and design.

Fields of study range from basic silversmithing and wax carving to high karat gold alloying and stone setting.

Our weekend workshops highlight specialty techniques such as filigree, enameling, granulation, chain making, and more.

Our focus is to provide an artistic and creative classroom in which to learn and explore the art of jewelry making. Small class sizes and personal attention are a hallmark.

We offer hourly rate benchtime for practice, completion of work / jewelers in need of equipment and space, students wanting to explore their own ideas in a supportive environment.
Specialized 6-week Jewelry Classes:
- Introduction to Silversmithing
- Gold Alloying (Goldsmithing)
- Introduction to Wax Carving
- Wax Carving II: Stonesetting
- Wax Carving II: Bracelet Design
- Silver II: Design & Technique

2-Day Jewelry Workshops:
- Steel
- Mold Making
- Bezel Setting
- Prong Setting
- Flush Setting
- Tube Setting
- Jewelry Production
- Business for Designers
Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities
Courses / Programs
Located in Stamford CT (just one hour north of NYC), The Mayapple Center provides 5-day summer programs in the fields of creative writing, music, visual arts, humanities, and theatre. Taught by experienced faculty who are leading specialists in their respective fields, our summer arts programs are open to adults with two years of college experience.

In addition, we offer cultural literacy weekend programs for youth, 30-day artist residencies, humanities forums, humanitarian retreats, and study abroad programs.

Mayapple creates space to cultivate imagination through artistic and intellectual cross-pollination in a distinctly 21st century climate. We create an atmosphere where artists and scholars of exceptional stature come to teach and collaborate with small groups of dedicated, like-minded participants. Our diverse programs are offered in a retreat environment where the distractions of quotidian life are suspended, freeing participants and faculty to pursue artistic and intellectual passions.

The Center is located on a 10 acre campus whose serene lake and peaceful landscape of trees and gardens serve to inspire its residents. Activities such as swimming, tennis, canoeing, yoga and meditation promote a strong sense of community among residents, with an emphasis on mindfulness.

The center’s holistic approach is demonstrated by our dedication to sustainability. Meals are partially prepared from organic produce from Mayapple gardens, and we serve locally-sourced food at every meal.
- 5-day summer programs for adults in the fields of creative writing, visual arts, music, humanities, & theater

- Weekend programs for primary & college students aimed to increase cultural literacy

- 30 day residencies for artists & scholars

- Humanities forums that discuss the state of the arts & humanities and propose creative solutions to 21st century issues

- Study abroad programs to promote study of the arts & humanities

- Humanitarian retreats for individuals that focus on therapy; these retreats are staffed by volunteers & are tuition-free
Aviva Spray Tanning Academy, NYC
Courses / Programs
The leading spray tanning specialist in the North East, Aviva Spray Tanning Academy provides monthly courses in New York City for beginner and advanced level students. Our training facilities are conveniently situated in next to Battery Park in Lower Manhattan. We also offer an interactive online training center for anyone who cannot attend in person.

Our quality spray tan certification programs are also available in many other locations including California, Texas, Boston, Miami, Chicago, Seattle, and many more! In addition, we offer international spray tan training at any of our dozens of world-wide distributors.

Our courses are designed for mobile spray tanning business owners, spray tanning consultants, estheticians, cosmetologists, hair stylists, makeup artists and anyone else that wants to be a professional spray tanning consultant.

Our comprehensive short courses are ideal if you want to add spray tanning certification to your beauty career portfolio, or to start a successful spray tanning business, or improve the profitability of your current spray tanning business.

Sunless spray tanning is one of the fastest growing services in the beauty industry. Aviva Academy will provide the knowledge, tools and resources you need to be successful in this field.

Testimonial:
"I was initially spray tanning clients the wrong way..spraying up and down in a heavy mist. Now I get it and feel so much more confident! Thank you."
- Maria Huaman, Owner, Sunbreeze, Middle Village, NY
In-class Spray Tanning Certification Programs:
* Sunless 101 Program - 1 day class appropriate for beginners up to intermediate level spray tanning professionals.
* Sunless Master Program - 1 day course. You must have completed the Sunless 101 or been spraying for 2 years or more before you are ready for this level of artistry.

Online Spray Tan Courses:
Delivered through our Academy’s Virtual Learning Environment, these courses can be completed at your own pace.

* Sunless 101 Online Course (3 hours)
* Sunless Master Online Course (3 hours)
Oogie Art: Art Portfolio Development School
Courses / Programs
One of the largest, and most successful art portfolio development schools in the United States, Oogie Art has conveniently-situated studios in Midtown Manhattan, Queens NY, and Bergen County, Northern NJ.

Through our year-round art portfolio preparation programs and art classes for elementary school through to high school students (Grades 5-12), international students & transfer students, we have helped hundreds of students to gain admission into top fine arts schools, visual arts schools & colleges of design.

Our art portfolio development classes aim to help you to create an extraordinary body of artworks that will round out your art school applications, prepare you for life in a top art college, and strengthen the impression you make on admissions & scholarship committees.

Because we have spent decades refining our approach, you can expect extraordinary admissions results: 86% of our students are admitted to their first choice college; and 100% of our students are admitted to top 50 colleges.

Our students follow a curriculum that is specifically based on their individual needs, goals and most immediate time horizons. We give each participant a simple drawing test on their first day of class to get a sense of where their strengths and weaknesses lie.

Class scheduling is extremely flexible - students register monthly, and can attend between 4-28 classes each month. An expert instructor will always be close by to answer any questions, provide guidance and demonstrate techniques.
Year-round Art & Design College Preparation Programs & Art Classes for students in Grades 5-12, international students & transfer students:

- Weekday, evening and weekend (Saturday) art classes in subjects that include
- Art Portfolio Prep
- AP Art Prep
- Painting/Drawing
- Illustration
- Perspective Drawing & Painting
- Figure Drawing & Painting
- Advanced Drawing & Painting
- Mixed Media & Collage
- Sculpture
- Group Crits
- College Prep
- Film & Animation
- Fashion Design
- Business of Design..